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South Island Adventure

Trip Code: NZCCS12
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Trip Highlights

TranzAlpine Train

Enjoy the views on one of the world's greatest rail journeys as you travel across New Zealand's Southern Alps

World Heritage-wonder

Enjoy time to relax at Mount Cook National Park and take in its spectacular views

Stunning Fiord Cruise

Cruise enchanting Milford Sound, which is set deep in Fiordland National Park

Your Vacation Includes

  • Airport transfers, all sightseeing and entry fees
  • The services of an APT Tour Director and professional Driver
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions in four locations
  • Freedom of Choice Dining Inclusions in Queenstown
  • A total of 19 meals

Itinerary

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Christchurch Return

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Be met upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. After settling in, enjoy the remainder of the day to relax at your leisure before joining your fellow travelers for dinner.

Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Daily :
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Join New Zealand’s famous TranzAlpine train and experience one of the world’s greatest rail journeys. Travel through deep gorges, river valleys and across the Southern Alps all the way to Arthur's Pass.


Check in to your luxury eco-resort within pristine rainforest, before a four-course degustation feature dinner.

Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel past the rugged peaks of the Southern Alps this morning. Journey through spectacular Haast Pass, skirting the tranquil shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the alpine resort of Queenstown.

Stay: Three Nights: Queenstown, Scenic Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

For tonight’s feature dinner, seafood lovers will be tempted by Finz, while the panoramic views from the Skyline Restaurant, reached by gondola, are hard to beat. Cruise aboard a vintage steamer to Walter Peak High Country Farm, or dine at your hotel restaurant.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Movie buffs may like to visit key Lord of the Rings filming locations, while thrillseekers may enjoy a ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure or an exciting 4WD tour. Others may prefer a cruise on Lake Wakatipu, a wine tour or a Lakeshore Forest Walk.


Enjoy a full day in Queenstown.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Immerse yourself in beautiful Queenstown as you enjoy a full day at leisure in this exciting destination.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Cruise along the full length of beautiful fiord Milford Sound, located deep within Fiordland National Park.


Along Milford Road, wind down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then travel through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak. Continue to Milford Sound.

Stay: Two Nights: Distinction Te Anau Hotels and Villas

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Explore an underground network of limestone caves, lit by thousands of glow worms; set off on a wilderness cruise on Doubtful Sound; or take a jet boat ride along the Upper Waiau River. Equally tempting is the option to sit back and relax with a glass of wine while you enjoy a film featuring Fiordland’s beautiful landscapes.


After your chosen activity, enjoy the afternoon and evening to yourself.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You might like to tour Larnach Castle and Olveston House, or take a lovely ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway. Those who enjoy a beer may choose to tour Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively, either visit an albatross colony, see penguins or take an off-road tour along the spectacular Otago Peninsula.


Today you will journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin.

Stay: Distinction Dunedin Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

View Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki - Mt Cook, and admire the sublime alpine scenery that abounds here.


Set out to Koekohe Beach to view the unusual spherical-shaped Moeraki Boulders and visit Oamaru to see some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century architecture. Continue into Mt Cook National Park. Tonight, enjoy a feature dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel, in a room with alpine views

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including a visit to the planetarium and a stargazing session with an astronomer. You may like to join a guided nature walk and learn about the region’s native flora and fauna. Alternatively, during the summer months, you can board a MAC boat and get up close to the icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.


With some time at leisure after your chosen activity, perhaps take a stroll through the lovely alpine town.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd before travelling to Christchurch.

Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Transfer to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Sumptuous Dining

Enjoy a four-course degustation dinner at Franz Josef and a Farewell Dinner at The Hermitage Hotel

Stylish Hotels and Resorts

Stay in hotels that enhance your destination, including The Hermitage in Mount Cook

Choose Where to Dine

With four restaurants available to choose from in Queenstown, you're guaranteed to be satisfied

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit

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